Exhibitions at Meredith College and SUNY-Geneseo Feature Photographs by MFAST Alumnus Christopher Sims

Center for Documentary Studies instructor at Duke University, Christopher Sims (MFAST ’08), has been invited to show work in two photography exhibitions that open in late January 2013:

Connections: Artists Invited by Meredith College Art Faculty

“I have admired Chris Sims’s work ever since we both had work in the same exhibition in the North Carolina Annual Photographer’s Exhibition in 2003. The beauty of the compositions and subtle color in his work drew me in. But upon further examination, his photographs reveal a powerful message on the discongruity, emptiness, and loss of innocence as we glorify and “play at” war. For me, Chris’s work is a sign of the times, and a reminder of how long the United States has been involved in the war overseas.” —Shannon Johnstone, faculty, Meredith College

The interests and perspectives of the Meredith College art faculty are reflected in their choices of artists showing paintings, sculpture, clay, graphic design, photographs, textiles, video and mixed media. With work by Graham Auman (painting, drawing), Alia El-Bermani (painting), André Leon Gray (mixed media), Joan Mansfield (illustration), Amanda Micheletto-Blouin (fibers), Susan Farrar Parrish (clay), Roxanna Pérez-Méndez (video, installation), Darius Quarles (painting), Takuro Shibata (clay), Christopher Sims (photography), Margie Stewart (painting, drawing), and Ruby Wescoat (sculpture)

Photography as Witness: The Charged Landscape of the 21st Century

With work by Gene Berryhill, Sally Dusenbury Campbell, Samuel Fee, Anja Foerchner, Seth Goodman, S. Driscoll Hixon, Rex Koningsor, Shreepad Joglekar, Sabelo Narashimhan, Steven Rubin, and Christopher Sims

Sims teaches in both the undergraduate and Continuing Education programs at CDS Duke University and designs and manages websites for CDS and its projects. His most recent exhibitions include shows at SF Camerawork, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Center for Photography, the Light Factory, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2012 the Oxford Americanincluded him on the list of “The New Superstars of Southern Art” and in 2010 he was selected as the recipient of the Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers. He is represented by Ann Stewart Fine Art in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C., and Clark Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts.

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